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The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
+44 1947 880099
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (58 reviews)
“mussels” (74 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for drinks over the weekend. Best places in the town by a mile! This is how places should be. Wonderful decor, candlelight, great local beers with friendly knowledgeable staff. We didn't eat here but wish we had when we seen the food. Will...More

1  Thank Northseatiger12
Reviewed 1 week ago

June 2017 Lovely cosy little place. Excellent friendly service. Dressed crab, followed by serf & turf - both beautifully cooked and delicious. Perfect candle lit evening to celebrate a special birthday – many thanks!

1  Thank mopsy40something
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure about this restaurant when we first passed by it because it looked really dark inside. But once we entered, we found a candle-lit and jovial atmosphere that made its name totally apt. The service was excellent, and when the food came, we...More

1  Thank itsymomo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food choice and service,only a small place so probably worth booking.service was good and atmosphere was great.

1  Thank zoeethanmandy68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours taking in the scence and having a glass or two. Got on the outside seating (there's not much of it) which put us right amongst the crowd at the dock and had a few drinks from a better than average...More

2  Thank 779jim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the 3/6/17 with friends. Had a surf & turf which was excellent . Great atmosphere, good service & fab food.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just loved everything about this place. The rich, warm, darkwood walls. The candle lit tables, the lanterns........ The staff really warm and friendly and their service was super too. Now the food. Both my wife and I had the same so I can only...More

1  Thank Grahame R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having checked reviews before booking (you can always discount the odd crackpot ones!) we chose Smugglers for location, menu and the great reviews. We were not disappointed. The staff were attentive, polite and the food was exceptional. We both choose a cod linguine with chorizo...More

1  Thank bluemoon099
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location I had the surf and turf which was excellent The staff were very friendly and efficient and made us feel very welcome

1  Thank tonypedel007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend the dressed crab and to follow mussels with prawns in a garlic sauce perfect. Having lived in Briitany famous for its mussels these were just as good . A wonderful taste of the sea

1  Thank Robin R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the venue dog friendly? Thanks Andrew
12 April 2017|
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Response from lisa W | Property representative |
Hello we don't take dogs into the bistro Bar whilst serving food. Hope that helps
julie B
Do you allow children in your restasurant
14 July 2016|
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Response from Geoffrey1 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$44
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hood's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880099
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Smugglers Bistro and Bar is a candle-lit Bistro and bar. Situated just meters from the dock the smuggling history of the bay is brought to life in our wonderfully romantic restaurant. Specialising in fresh seafood and locally sourced meats we offer a range of dishes. Our cosy Bistro and wine bar offers a range on Gins and fine wines in an adult only area.
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